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Peru Establishes National Women’s Council on International Women’s Day

Peru Establishes National Women’s Council on International Women’s Day

In observance of International Women’s Day, President Dina Boluarte, accompanied by Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations Nancy Tolentino, inaugurated the National Women’s Council.

This council, established by the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) through Ministerial Resolution No. 050-2024-MiMP, comprises representatives from diverse social organizations.

This temporary sectoral working group aims to identify women’s needs concerning equality and non-discrimination, with a focus on economic autonomy and violence eradication.

 

 

Peru Establishes National Women’s Council on International Women’s Day. Image Credit: Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables, Peru.

 

 

Minister Tolentino urged concerted efforts to address public policy issues and initiatives promoting and protecting women’s rights, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in finding innovative solutions to the daily challenges faced by women.

Furthermore, MIMP’s head emphasized the council’s role in enabling women to actively participate in public decisions, empowering them to challenge and transform the root causes of poverty and injustice.

 

 

Peru Establishes National Women’s Council on International Women’s Day. Image Credit: Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables, Peru.

 

 

The council includes representatives such as Graciela Quispe Chambi from the National Network of Urban and Rural Municipalities of Peru (Remurpe), Nancy Vizurraga Torrejón from the National Network of Mayors for Innovation, Cecilia Ramírez Rivas from the Center for the Development of Peruvian Black Women (Cedemunep), and María Ochoa Lujan from the Association of Black Working Women of Peru (Amunetrap).

Other members of the working group are Carmen Arróspide Poblete from the National Network of Women Entrepreneurs of Peru, Fortunata Palomino Barros from the Lima Common Pot Network, Relinda Sosa Pérez from the National Confederation of Women Organized for Life and Integral Development (Conamovidi), Modesta Yauri Romero from the Association of Women Mayors of Peru, and Leddy Mozombite Linares from the National Federation of Domestic Workers of Peru.

 

 

Peru Establishes National Women’s Council on International Women’s Day. Image Credit: Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables, Peru.

 

 

Also present at the event were Vice Ministers of Women Elba Espinoza and of Vulnerable Populations Matilde Cobeña, along with representatives from various organizations such as Society and Disability (Sodis), Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Jungle (Aidesep), and National Network for the Promotion of Women (RNPM). These associations are integral parts of the National Women’s Council.

 


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